Full bodied and complex with a caramel mouthfeel, floral aroma and notes of almond, berries and dried fruit.
This coffee comes from a small farmer group called Aprocoagrosh, that was founded in 2013, by a small group of 20 famers, who were members of a large cooperative in remote Huila. These producers, who had tiny farms 1 -3 hectares in size, realised that their location, expertise, and passion for coffee gave them a unique edge in high-quality production and decided to leave their cooperative and set up a new organisation, that they named Aprocoagrosh.
Today Aprocoagrosh had grown to include 30 growers. Most of these producers live in the town of La Plata (at 1,000 metres above sea level), but their farms are typically located about an hour or more up steep mountains that surround the town centre, at an average altitude of 1,900 – 2,100 metres above sea level.
Once Aprocoagrosh established its organisation, it very quickly sought the advice and consultation of ASORCAFE, a specialty-focused growers’ association based in Inzá, Cauca. Aprocoagrosh has worked with ASORCAFE to gain training and learn more about governance, management, and quality production best practices. This has inspired and enabled Aprocoagrosh’s members to exercise more control over their coffee processing, and has resulted in the group producing some exceptional coffees, such as this one.
As a result, each of the producers has gained much higher prices for their coffee, which has improved their livelihoods and made their production more sustainable.
This particular lot of coffee comes from 15 of Aprocoagrosh’s members who have farms located at 1,900–2,100 metres above sea level. Their farms are 1-3 hectares in size.